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Large Air Tanker Named In Honour Of Dame Marie Bashir Sydney’s First North West Railway Line Sydney-Melbourne Rail Corridor Needs Government Investment For Growth Gold Coast Light Rail Celebrates 5 Years Of Operations Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple To Be Restored As Must-Visit Tourist Attraction Canberra Prepares For Floriade On From 14 September-13 October 2019 Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains
 
Large Air Tanker Named In Honour Of Dame Marie Bashir

Large Air Tanker Named In Honour Of Dame Marie Bashir

New South Wales Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott ‘Marie Bashir’ Large Air Tanker Touches Down Victor P Taffa For the very first time, New South Wales will have a permanent 737 Large Air Tanker (LAT) all year round to respond to bushfires across the State. Minister for Police and Emergency Services David […]

Sydney’s First North West Railway Line

Sydney’s First North West Railway Line

There Is Nothing New In Driverless Trains Victor P Taffa In 1984 Editor Victor P Taffa and his 5 family members went on a trip to the United States. Included in the tour was a trip on a Driverless Train in San Francisco. This train then was no better than Sydney’s Heavy Rail Trains in […]

Sydney-Melbourne Rail Corridor Needs Government Investment For Growth

Sydney-Melbourne Rail Corridor Needs Government Investment For Growth

Rail Express Oliver Probert Rail Access Charges Need Review Victor P Taffa Pacific National CEO Dean Dalla Valle has called for access charges on the Sydney-Melbourne rail corridor to be abolished to address a substantial competitive advantage enjoyed by road operators along the busy route. Mr. Dalla Valle on July 29 said less than 1 […]

Gold Coast Light Rail Celebrates 5 Years Of Operations

Gold Coast Light Rail Celebrates 5 Years Of Operations

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey G:link Reaches 5-Year Milestone Victor P Taffa Gold Coast has 42 Million reasons to celebrate as its iconic blue and yellow trams cut the cake on 5 years of connecting the Coast. Kickstarted with funding from the Bligh Government in 2009, the G:link took its first […]

Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple To Be Restored As Must-Visit Tourist Attraction

Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple To Be Restored As Must-Visit Tourist Attraction

Queensland Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones Big Pineapple Project To Create Dozens Of Jobs On The Sunny Coast Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government will deliver a multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic tourism attraction, the Big Pineapple. Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones today announced the $6.8 Million project as […]

Canberra Prepares For Floriade On From 14 September-13 October 2019

Canberra Prepares For Floriade On From 14 September-13 October 2019

Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr Preparations Have Begun For Floriade 2019 Victor P Taffa Canberra’s premier tourist event Floriade is set to return in 2019 attracting thousands of tourists to the nation’s capital. World in Bloom is the theme of this year’s event which runs from Saturday 14 September-Sunday 13 October. Visitors will […]

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

High Speed Rail Operates On Heavy Rail Tracks Victor P Taffa Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail (HSR Aka Japan’s Bullet Train) is essentially a Heavy Rail Train that operates at 500 km/h. Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail includes a Roll-on Roll-off Rail Ferry across Bass Strait. HSR travels on Heavy Rail Tracks that […]

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railway Facts And Figures Victor P Taffa Railway Planners and Politicians who do not know or ignore the Past cannot Plan for the Present let alone the Future. Given what has gone on with closure of Branch Railways throughout New South Wales it would seem rather mad capped for the North West Railway Line under […]

Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines

Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines

SAY YES TO HEAVY RAIL: SAY NO TO METRO RAIL Victor P Taffa         Country New South Wales had many Branch Railway Lines closed and replaced by more costly bus services. The Newcastle Line is next and it would seem that this policy is driven by Baron Richard Beeching in the U.K. […]

Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains

Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains

Victor P Taffa Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on 19 March 1932 catering for 6 undivided road lanes and 4 Railway Lines. 2 Western side Railway Lines continue to take trains to and from the North Shore. 2 Eastern side Railway Lines were intended initially for a Railway to the Northern Beaches that was abandoned in […]

South Australia Grain Looking To Eclipse Past 2 Years Estimates

South Australia Grain Looking To Eclipse Past 2 Years Estimates

22 August 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone Optimistic Early Estimate For 2019-20 Grain Season Victor P Taffa Grain estimate for the 2019–20 season indicates South Australian production may eclipse the past 2 years with estimates at 7.95 Million tonnes, the highest since 2016-17. State Government’s July edition of the Crop and Pasture Report further […]

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Members Of AgTech Growth Advisory Group Announced By Minister

Members Of AgTech Growth Advisory Group Announced By Minister

22 August 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone New Advisory Group To Drive South Australian AgTech Growth Victor P Taffa Nine South Australian business, industry and academic leaders have been appointed to the new Minister’s AgTech Advisory Group to provide a co-ordinated and long-term approach to the development and uptake of technology in agriculture in […]

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Queensland Calls On Federal Govt For Fairer Deal With Inland Rail Funding

Queensland Calls On Federal Govt For Fairer Deal With Inland Rail Funding

22 August 2019

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey Inland Rail Deal Can Be Done With Fairer Funding Victor P Taffa Ahead of a two-day Inland Rail conference in Toowoomba this week, the Palaszczuk Government has put the interstate rail freight project at the centre of funding negotiations with Canberra. Palaszczuk Government has written to […]

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Maia Schweizer Appointed CEO For CleanCo

Maia Schweizer Appointed CEO For CleanCo

22 August 2019

Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad CEO Appointed To Lead CleanCo Victor P Taffa Queensland’s new publicly-owned electricity generator, CleanCo, has appointed its inaugural permanent Chief Executive Officer. Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Jackie Trad today confirmed Dr. Maia Schweizer, an experienced executive, has been endorsed by the CleanCo […]

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National Party Legislates Against Illegal Farm Invasions By Ratbags

National Party Legislates Against Illegal Farm Invasions By Ratbags

21 August 2019

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall Legislation Protecting Farmers’ Right To Farm Victor P Taffa Farm trespassers will face the toughest penalties in the country including up to 3 years jail time, while farmers will enjoy the State’s first legislated ‘right to farm’, under a historic […]

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Children’s Guardian Bill 2019 Introduced To Parliament

Children’s Guardian Bill 2019 Introduced To Parliament

21 August 2019

New South Wales Minister for Families Communities and Disability Gareth Ward Strengthening Child Protection Legislation Victor P Taffa Children will be better protected by legislation introduced in Parliament today which builds on the New South Wales Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Minister for Families Communities and Disability […]

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Changes To Senior Public Service Management Announced By Premier

Changes To Senior Public Service Management Announced By Premier

21 August 2019

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Changes To Senior Public Service Management Victor P Taffa Premier Will Hodgman has announced that the Government has made the following changes to senior public service management: Kathrine Morgan-Wicks will move from her current role of Secretary of Justice to take on the role of Secretary of Health; Michael Pervan will […]

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Posted in Politics

The Nightingale Premieres On Tasmanian Screens Ahead Of National Release

The Nightingale Premieres On Tasmanian Screens Ahead Of National Release

21 August 2019

Tasmania Minister for the Arts Elise Archer The Nightingale Soars Onto Tasmanian Screens Victor P Taffa Tasmania’s screen industry continues to shine with tonight marking the state premiere of the highly-anticipated feature film The Nightingale. Hodgman Government supported the film with a $250,000 investment which has resulted in an injection of $4.5 Million into the […]

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Posted in Literary & Arts

Gunner Govt Education Projects Well Underway For Completion

Gunner Govt Education Projects Well Underway For Completion

21 August 2019

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Education Projects Support Hundreds Of Jobs Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government has directly supported more than 1,000 local jobs since coming to government with a suite of major education construction projects. Projects in Darwin, Palmerston, the rural area, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs have enabled local builders to […]

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McArthur River Mine NTEPA Recommendations Supported By Minister

McArthur River Mine NTEPA Recommendations Supported By Minister

21 August 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Paul Kirby Minister Approves NTEPA McArthur River Mine Recommendations Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Paul Kirby has approved an amendment to the existing mine management plan (MMP) for the McArthur River Mine, creating a pathway for the implementation of all 30 recommendations made […]

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Victoria Police Centre Soon To Be Commissioned Following Topping Out Ceremony

Victoria Police Centre Soon To Be Commissioned Following Topping Out Ceremony

20 August 2019

Victoria Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville State-Of-The-Art Victoria Police HQ One Step Closer Victor P Taffa New state-of-the-art Police precinct in Melbourne’s CBD has marked a significant milestone, with all major structural works now complete on the Victoria Police Centre. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Chief Commissioner […]

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Posted in Law & Order

1 Concrete Wall Segment Produced Every 7 Minutes For Twin 9 Km Metro Tunnel

1 Concrete Wall Segment Produced Every 7 Minutes For Twin 9 Km Metro Tunnel

20 August 2019

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews Massive Metro Tunnel Factory Creating Victorian Jobs Victor P Taffa A huge, state-of-the-art concrete plant is helping build the Metro Tunnel and creating jobs in Melbourne’s west. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan visited the $18 Million purpose-built facility in Deer Park today, where 70 workers are […]

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North Stradbroke Island Tourism Up 5% In Last 12 Months

North Stradbroke Island Tourism Up 5% In Last 12 Months

20 August 2019

Queensland Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones North Straddie No Longer Queensland’s Best Kept Secret Victor P Taffa More people are discovering the magic of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), with the latest visitor research showing that annual tourism numbers have grown by more than 5 %. Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones said […]

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Posted in Tourism

Leading Seafood Producer Purchases Property To Deliver 1,000 Jobs

Leading Seafood Producer Purchases Property To Deliver 1,000 Jobs

20 August 2019

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Fastest Growing Food Industry Brings Jobs Bonanza To North Queensland Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced leading seafood producer Tassal is investing in North Queensland which will bring 1,000 jobs to the region and a significant boost to the local economy. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told Parliament today the company […]

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Perth Children’s Hospital Receives Two New X-Ray Machines

Perth Children’s Hospital Receives Two New X-Ray Machines

20 August 2019

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook New X-Ray Machines For Sick Western Australia Children An Australian First Victor P Taffa Perth Children’s Hospital has two new advanced X-ray machines that lower patient radiation doses by up to 50 % New machines are a first in Australia and also improve quality of the X-ray image […]

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Attorney General Announces Four New Appointments To The Magistrates Court

Attorney General Announces Four New Appointments To The Magistrates Court

20 August 2019

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley Four New Appointments To The Magistrates Court Announced Victor P Taffa Four new appointments have been made to the Magistrates Court of Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynette Dias, Martin Crawford, Erin O’Donnell and Linda Keane as magistrates of the Magistrates […]

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Royal Flying Doctor Service Secures Vital Funding For Mental Health

Royal Flying Doctor Service Secures Vital Funding For Mental Health

19 August 2019

New South Wales Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor Mental Health Funding For Royal Flying Doctor Service Victor P Taffa Drought affected communities in rural and remote New South Wales will benefit from increased funding to the Royal Flying Doctor Service for mental health support. Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor today announced the New […]

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Premier Signs New Freight To Plate Deal For Western Sydney

Premier Signs New Freight To Plate Deal For Western Sydney

19 August 2019

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian New Freight Hub To Open Global Markets For New South Wales Famers Victor P Taffa Western Sydney will be home to the most high-tech bio-secure agribusiness facility in Australia bringing innovative jobs to New South Wales, including water technologists, energy technologists, food technologists and agronomists. Premier Gladys Berejiklian today […]

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Ashley Evans Announced 2019 Rural Youth Farmer Of The Year

Ashley Evans Announced 2019 Rural Youth Farmer Of The Year

19 August 2019

Tasmania Acting Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Supporting The Next Generation Of Rural Leaders Victor P Taffa Acting Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff has congratulated Ashley Evans, the 2019 Rural Youth Farmer of the Year. “Hodgman Government recognises that young people will be the driving force in growing Tasmania’s […]

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Elwick Thoroughbred Racing Track To Be Redeveloped

Elwick Thoroughbred Racing Track To Be Redeveloped

19 August 2019

Tasmania Acting Minister for Racing Jeremy Rockliff Major Milestone For New Elwick Track Victor P Taffa Work continues to progress on the $12.5 Million redevelopment of the Elwick thoroughbred track with the laying of new turf now underway, Acting Minister for Racing Jeremy Rockliff said. New 28-metre wide StrathAyr grass track will deliver first-class facilities […]

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